Sources: Newcastle United plotting multiple January signings in surprise twist
Newcastle are considering adding multiple players to their squad in the January window, sources have told Football Insider.
This development comes in the aftermath of Eddie Howe’s comments about the Magpies’ involvement in Europe last week.
He claimed his players couldn’t “train fully” in between games against AC Milan and Sheffield United after a “mentally and physically” challenging night against the Italian giants in the Champions League last week.
Newcastle drew 0-0 at San Siro but bounced back to beat the Blades 8-0 away from home on Sunday (24 September).
But despite that success, Howe and the Newcastle hierarchy are keen to bolster the squad with a number of new arrivals in the mid-season window.
The demands of European football would only ramp up if the Magpies progress from the group stages of the Champions League – or drop into the Europa League with a third-place finish.
Newcastle club chiefs are working hard to assess the viability of potential moves with Financial Fair Play a very real concern at St James’ Park.
The readiness to add more players in January comes as a surprise after Howe was vocal about his happiness with the club’s summer business.
Newcastle concluded their summer incomings with the loan-to-buy arrival of Lewis Hall from Chelsea some ten days before the transfer deadline.
Sandro Tonali, Harvey Barnes, Tino Livramento and loaned-out winger Yankuba Minteh were signed permanently.
Newcastle have now won three of a possible six games this season following their destruction of Sheffield United.
The Magpies face Man City in the League Cup on Wednesday (27 September) before hosting Burnley on Saturday (30 September).